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Estee Lauder Model Search 2010 - "The Finale"

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A Glitzy Affair! What a way to end the Estée Lauder Model Search 2010. 12 weeks of searching, 4,000 contestants and over 5,000 on-line votes later, Estee Lauder finally found their girls at KLCC on Tuesday.

Munching on a "Pop of Pink" macaroon ;p

Hosted by Daphne Iking & Naz, they kept guests entertained while 10 finalists from Group A (for 29 years and below) and 10 finalists for Group B (for above 30 years) worked the catwalk and impressing judges with their answers like the world depended on it. The judges awarded points based on 5 categories - beauty, how good they look on film (photogenic), communication skills, poise and body shape.

Daphne & Naz

The Judges
(Miko-founder of Miko Hair Studio & Academy; Tinie-MIFA Female Model of th Year 2009; Wee Chee-renowned celebrity fashion stylist; Maggie White-GM South, SEA & Gulf Countries Tourism Australia; Katrina Liew-Brand GM for Estée Lauder Malaysia; Sonny San-Creative genuis behind Eclipse; Andrew Tan-of Andrew Models; Simon Wong-Assistant Director, Image Communication Products Division, Canon)
The finalists had a chance to show-off two outfits each. In their first outfit with a white/off-white theme they had to go through a Q&A session. The finalists proved that beauty & brains really do go together. When asked the Australian destination of choice, most fancied Queensland, to feed wild dolphins and Sydney, to climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Thought to myself why choose one, it'll be great to go all over Australia to fully experience it's beauty!
Group A

Group A

Group B

Group B

Talking about beauty, I was admiring the gorgeous outfits modelled by the finalists from Eclipse's latest collection by Sonny San. In the second part of the fashion show, finalists wore outfits that showed their personality. Each one, dazzling! I want an outfit that makes my personality shine too! I should visit Eclipse soon ;). The "walk-off" competition was the finale in front of the panel of judges to show the judges why they deserve to win. No one would have ever guessed that these girls only had only 1-day intensive catwalk training by AndrewsModels.

Greecian Beauties

Glittery & Sexy

Simply Beautiful

And the tresses on those girls, oh so bouncy and shiny courtesy of Miko Hair Studio & Academy. Looked great.
While the judges deliberated, a treat for the guests. Omg! Noryn Aziz!! I lurv her voice. So jazzy, so soulful. My fave number she sang last night was "The Way You Look Tonight". It blew me away! *sigh* Despite the technical glitch..

After that brilliant performance by Noryn Aziz which ended too soon ;) , it was time to announce the winners! So here they are.. *drum roll please*
Photo courtesy of Estée Lauder

Grand Prize Winner
Category A (below 29 years of age)
Natacha Meunier
Category B (above 30 years of age)
Jasmine Ngee Phay Koon

Subsidiary Prizes
Estée Lauder - Canon Most Photo Perfect
Jenna Gong Jia Yi
Estée Lauder - Eclipse Most Elegant
Jennifer So
Estée Lauder - AndrewsModels Most Promising Catwalk
Nur Syuda Binti Rifin
Estée Lauder - Miko Hair Ambassador
Natacha Meunier

The winners with Katrina Liew
(Brand General Manager for Estée Lauder Malaysia)

Winner with the judges

The winners of Estée Lauder Search 2010 won fabulous prizes worth RM50,000 each as well as oppurtunities of a lifetime. Both winners from each category will took home : Estée Lauder Brand Ambassador title, an all-expense paid 6D/5N professional photography session with Canon and experience a uniquely "Aussie-experience" - they're going to Sydney, a 7 page beauty spread in Malaysia' top fashion magazines-Cleo, The Malaysian Women's Weekly, Cosmopolitan and Cittabella, Estée Lauder products worth RM10,000, Eclispe shopping vouchers worth RM1,500, a model's portfolio worth RM2,000, a Canon Digital Ixus 200IS worth RM1,398 and RM1,000 worth of hairstyling services at Miko Hair Studio.

The other finalists didn't go home empty handed either - all finalists take home an Estée Lauder hamper worth RM1,000.

Congratulations to the winners! And to the rest of the beautiful finalists, you're winners too!

After the event, I went around taking more pics. *sniggers*

With Wing & Miu

Amber Chia lookin gorgeous even when she's preggers

Lurvin Azura's hair!

The Estée Lauder team that made it all possible

Judging by the reponse Estée Lauder Model Search has received over the past 4 years, I can't wait to see the line up for next year! It's one of those events that you just look forward to! :)

For you girls who are thinking of joining the search next year visit Estée Lauder Model Search 2010 site for guidelines. Also follow them on facebook. Good luck in advance.

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  1. Wow! I can't believe how young Group B is! They do not look over 30!

  2. hey lisa :)

    i couldn't believe they were in group B either.. no.13 is 39 and she looks amazing!!

  3. miu, doroshi & sherry

    sorry your comments in the previous post got deleted.. something was wrong with the settings.. :(


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